Exactly what religion was 'thee', religion that our country was founded upon. Was it indeed 'Christianity'?
The meaning of the word 'Christian' means 'Follower of Christ.' so ... a person can be a "Christian" having almost nothing more in common with any organized Christian religion, than that they respected the beautiful words of Jesus enough to 'follow' Him. Likewise a person can be labeled as "Christian", regardless of how well they may follow Jesus, based upon their membership in a 'Christian Church.'
But nothing defines a persons motives, desires or true beliefs better than their quotes spoken through their 'leasure time' letters to family or friends, when they are not necessarily being 'politically correct', and the information is NOT for the electorate's (voter's) ears.
Historians have revealed that almost to a man, save for one John Jay, our American Founding Fathers were Deist's.
A discription of Deism, from the Deist Website, linked on the right.
"Deism is knowledge of God based on the application of our reason on the designs/laws found throughout nature. The designs presuppose a Designer. Deism is therefore a natural religion and is not a "revealed" religion." These two Deism slogans, shed some light on our constitution....... "God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion." and this one, did it end up on our coins in an altered state, having cut out the word 'Nature'.... and adding a word 'Do' ?"In Nature's God We Trust."
These two Deism slogans, shed some light on our constitution.......
"God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion." and this one, did it end up on our coins in an altered state, having cut out the word 'Nature'.... and adding a word 'Do' ?"In Nature's God We Trust."
Don't forget our Founding Fathers needed to be voted into office, and the majority of the first American Citizens were various sects of Christianity.
Here in alphabetical order are some of the more prominent Founding Fathers.